They have taken their place in Heaven, along side Charles I, Louis XVI, Louis XVII, and le Reine-Martyr.
An Additional link may be found here.
Dieu Le Roy!
"Dieu choisit la France de préférence à toutes les nations de la terre pour la protection de la Foi Catholique; pour ce motif la France est le Royaume de Dieu même.Les ennemis de la France sont les ennemis du Christ... La tribu de Juda est la figure anticipée du Royaume de France... Le Rédempteur a choisi le béni Royaume de France comme l' exécuteur spécial de ses divines volontés." Lettre de Grégoire IX à Saint Louis, Roi et confessuer
This is a reprint of an article made on 17/07/07 about the Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne.
I have added a short film I found on Youtube that is very moving. The opera is Dialogues of the Carmelites, by Poulenc. This performance was done at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the late 80's or early 90's.
"16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne..."
"Tea at Trianon has a redirect to the real cause of the end of the terror in France, the Martyrdom of the 16 Carmelites. What remarkable bravery they showed in the face of certain death. This is the definition of Moral Courage. That is standing up for the right even though it would be far easier to just give in." The terror was about to end. I have always been fascinated by these women religious, I am sure their prayers and their martyrdom was a factor in ending the terror.
Blessed Teresa of Saint Augustine
and Companions virgins and martyrs
Carmelite Martyrs of Compiégne
Guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), Paris, 17July, 1794. They are the first sufferers under the French Revolution on whom the Holy See has passed judgment, and were solemnly beatified 27 May, 1906. Before their execution they knelt and chanted the "Veni Creator", as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows. The novice was executed first and the prioress last. Absolute silence prevailed the whole time that the executions were proceeding. The heads and bodies of the martyrs were interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus. As this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1298 victims of the Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered. Their names are as follows:
Madeleine-Claudine Ledoine (Mother Teresa of St. Augustine), prioress, b. in Paris, 22 Sept., 1752, professed 16 or 17 May, 1775;
Marie-Anne (or Antoinette) Brideau (Mother St. Louis), sub-prioress, b. at Belfort, 7 Dec., 1752, professed 3 Sept, 1771;
Marie-Anne Piedcourt (Sister of Jesus Crucified), choir-nun, b. 1715, professed 1737; on mounting the scaffold she said "I forgive you as heartily as I wish God to forgive me";
Anne-Marie-Madeleine Thouret (Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection), sacristan, b. at Mouy, 16 Sept., 1715, professed 19 Aug., 1740, twice sub-prioress in 1764 and 1778.
Marie-Antoniette or Anne Hanisset (Sister Teresa of the Holy Heart of Mary), b. at Rheims in 1740 or 1742, professed in 1764;
Marie-Françoise Gabrielle de Croissy (Mother Henriette of Jesus), b. in Paris, 18 June, 1745, professed 22 Feb., 1764, prioress from 1779 to 1785;
Marie-Gabrielle Trézel (Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius), choir-nun, b. at Compiègne, 4 April, 1743, professed 12 Dec., 1771;
Rose-Chrétien de la Neuville, widow, choir-nun (Sister Julia Louisa of Jesus), b. at Loreau (or Evreux), in 1741, professed probably in 1777;
Anne Petras (Sister Mary Henrietta of Providence), choir-nun, b. at Cajarc (Lot), 17 June, 1760, professed 22 Oct., 1786.
Concerning Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception accounts vary. Miss Willson says that her name was Marie Claude Cyprienne Brard, and that she was born 12 May, 1736; Pierre, that her name was Catherine Charlotte Brard, and that she was born 7 Sept., 1736. She was born at Bourth, and professed in 1757;
Marie-Geneviève Meunier (Sister Constance), novice, b. 28 May, 1765, or 1766, at St. Denis, received the habit 16 Dec., 1788. She mounted the scaffold singing "Laudate Dominum".
In addition to the above, three lay sisters suffered and two tourières. The lay sisters are:
Angélique Roussel (Sister Mary of the Holy Ghost), lay sister, b. at Fresnes, 4 August, 1742, professed 14 May, 1769;
Marie Dufour (Sister St. Martha), lay sister, b. at Beaune, 1 or 2 Oct., 1742, entered the community in 1772;
Julie or Juliette Vérolot (Sister St. Francis Xavier), lay sister, b. at Laignes or Lignières, 11 Jan., 1764, professed 12 Jan., 1789.
The two tourières, who were not Carmelites at all, but merely servants of the nunnery were: Catherine and Teresa Soiron, b. respectively on 2 Feb., 1742 and 23 Jan., 1748 at Compiègne, both of whom had been in the service of the community since 1772.
from the Carmelite website found here...
Dieu Le Roi.
The inexplicable cure of a Baptist woman who suffered from breast cancer could lead to the canonization of Charles of Habsburg, the last emperor of the austro hungarian empire who made his life as husband, father and governor a path to holiness
Prion pour nous.
Note: *per Norman Conard, She didn't meet the criteria (accomplishments during the past two years) for the Nobel. The winner was Al Gore, for a slide show on Global Warming.
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